Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar addressed concerns over Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's tenure completion, stating, "He is the Chief Minister, why are you worried about it now?" The response gains significance as political analysts highlight a lack of a convincing answer, with speculations suggesting Siddaramaiah might serve a 2.5-year term according to Shivakumar's camp.
Regarding appointments to Boards and Corporations, Shivakumar clarified that the Congress High Command had not altered any lists but had approved those submitted by them. He emphasized that appointments were made after thorough discussions, considering various opinions, although the recommendations in support couldn't be made public.
Responding to ex-CM Jagadish Shettar's comment on party-switching being natural, Shivakumar concurred, noting that politics is dynamic, with people entering and exiting without affecting the party significantly.
On the BJP's claim about discontinuing guarantee schemes after general elections, Shivakumar retorted, asserting that the Congress would not cease these schemes, contrasting it with the BJP's potential discontinuation if they assume power at the Centre.
(With Agency Inputs)